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Celtic FC Foundation

Celtic Sleep Out, Sligo 2021

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting our first ever Celtic Sleep Out, Sligo event this November, with proceeds supporting our annual Christmas Appeal phase of our Football for Good Fund.
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Celtic FC Foundation are delighted to announce that we will be hosting our first ever Celtic Sleep Out, Sligo event on Saturday, November 6, 2021 - the anniversary of the Clubs formation.

The venue will be Brother Walfrid Park in Ballymote, Sligo the home town of our Founding Father so this holds huge historical and emotional significance for the Celtic Family.

All funds raised will support the Christmas Appeal phase of our Football for Good Fund, which reflects the very essence of why our Club was set up back in 1887.

And we offer special thanks to our friends at The Association of Irish Celtic Supporters Clubs and our wonderful hosts at Ballymote Celtic FC, whose unwavering generosity, advice and assistance have been instrumental in pulling this event together.

Born in Ballymote on May 18, 1840, to John Kerins and Elizabeth Flynn, Andrew Kerins ventured on the divine path 24 years later by taking up the oath of the Marist Brotherhood, having studied teaching. As thousands of Irish took flight from the deprivation in their homeland by sailing to Glasgow, Brother Walfrid was assigned to Sacred Heart School in the city's East End to cater for their spiritual and educational needs.

Amid the poverty, neglect and intolerance of Victorian Glasgow, he had a dream. His dream flourished as he played a leading role in the formation of Celtic Football Club in 1887 and now countless thousands share his vision of a football club that opens its doors to all.

Participants will spend the night from 10.00pm to 6.00am battling the elements outdoors, all for a wonderful cause.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. The non-refundable registration fee is £30/35 euro per person. Please ensure you read the Terms and Conditions thoroughly before committing your agreement and signing up.

Should you have an outstanding sponsorship balance from a previous Celtic FC Foundation event, this must be settled in full prior to registering for this Event or your registration will be suspended pending full payment of the total due.

Due to anticipated severe weather conditions, this event will be exceptionally challenging, both mentally and physically. Therefore, participants must be aged 18+ and be in an appropriate physical condition to take part.

Celtic FC Foundation will provide a ground mat and foil sheet/blanket but participants are required to bring the appropriate equipment and wear relevant clothing and footwear.

Each participant is tasked with raising a minimum of £130/150 euro (after entry fee) for the Christmas Appeal phase of our Football for Good Fund.

This aims to bring the magic of the festive season to children, families, pensioners, the homeless and others who are struggling at an especially challenging time of year. The primary focus for monies raised through this Sligo event will be to provide support directly in Ireland, as we have for many years through the Appeal.

So please follow in the footsteps of Brother Walfrid and help us make a difference to those most in need within our communities this Christmas.

Thank you so much for your wonderful support!

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Celtic FC Foundation

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We aim to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children, young people and adults within our local communities, through the delivery of a series of key needs-led projects.

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